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Main Title Nutrient Criteria For Florida Lakes: A Comparison of Approaches.
Author M. J. Paul ; J. Gerristsen
CORP Author Tetra Tech, Inc., Owings Mills, MD.; Florida State Dept. of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 2002
Stock Number PB2010-105153
Additional Subjects Nutrients ; Lakes ; Water quality ; Florida ; Surface water ; Estuaries ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Eutrophication ; Drinking water ; Clean Water Act ; ALgae ; Phosphorous ; Nitrogen ; Chlorophyll ; US EPA ; Regulations ; Biological assessment
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2010-105153 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/22/2010
Collation 80p
The eutrophication of surface waters by excess nutrients is a growing problem worldwide. It remains the largest single cause of water quality degradation in U.S. lakes and estuaries, in spite of extensive and substantial improvements in water quality due to the Clean Water Act. While nutrients are essential to life and ecosystem functions, excessive nutrients can cause nuisance algal and plant growth, oxygen depletion, loss of water clarity, loss of desirable species, loss of biodiversity, flavor effects on drinking water, increased probability of human and animal pathogens, and other water quality impairments. In recognition of the continuing water quality degradation ascribed to nutrient enrichment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) is developing regional nutrient criteria guidelines.